What a joy! This concert was amazing! First to take to the stage was Mairearad Green and Sorren Maclean. With great atmospheric lighting, both of them produced such a rich, great sound as they played and sang. A lot of the songs they played not only had great tunes but were also very calming to listen to.
Sorren Maclean then performed with the wonderful Hannah Fisher whose fiddle playing had such a nice tone. Both Sorren and Hannah also sang as well which was so lovely to listen to as both had such clear and comforting voices.
Next up to play was Roddy Woomble and Andrew Mitchell. My favourite song was Skull With A Teardrop – even the name sounded interesting! This song felt haunting and my dad said it made you want to listen to every lyric that was sung.
The fabulous Kinnaris Quintet were next to play and what a wonderful band they are! They began with Saltspring Overture which was the first thing they ever put together as a band. As they played, they all looked so spectacular and sparkly, with their infectious smiles and enjoyment. Kinnaris Quintet have always been one of my favourite bands as they’re just so fun to watch and each and every one of these talented ladies are super inspiring. If you’re ever feeling down, make sure to listen to the Kinnaris Quintet- they’ll cheer you up no end. You go girls!
The wonderful Secret Sisters were next to perform. Laura and Lydia from Muscle Shoals, Alabama delivered great foot tapping music as they sang and played guitar. Both of them had sublime, strong voices which I loved listening to. Both of them were bright and bubbly and delivered a terrific performance. I loved the song The Tennessee River Runs Low as it had great lyrics and found myself nodding my head along to the music. A lot of the Secret Sisters music was warm, emotional, and really made you listen. I didn’t actually know about the Secret Sisters until the Celtic Connections concert but now I know what I’ll be listening to a lot during lockdown!